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9.20.2010

5k Race Results. Bug Swallowing. Weigh In Picture.

5k Race results.

On this past Saturday, I took part in my 5th 5k of the year. My goal this year was to do three 5k's -- it just keeps growing. Saturday's 5k was suppose to be my best time, but I couldn't get that new PR. I travelled pretty slow, but there was nothing left in the tank. That's okay though.

I was pretty stoked at this 5k because two people that I believe I have influenced in the weight loss/get healthy/running areas participated as well. They finished 3 seconds apart (I think) somewhere in the 33 minute range! I'm proud of both of them.

It wasn't my PR, but it wasn't all bad news for me.

I placed in my age division again. I got 1st and came 20something out of about 90 runners. I finished with 26'52". That is my 2nd fastest actual 5k time. I am planning to find another 5k on October 2nd and then do a half marathon on October 30th in Warrensburg, MO. October 2nd will produce my PR in the 5k. My mind is set. :)





Swallowing of the bug.

As you can probably sense, I wasn't satisfied with my time at the 5k. On Sunday, I set out to set a new unofficial PR for my 5k time. I was at pace to do what I set out to do...until a bug flew into my mouth and lodged itself in the back of my throat. I started choking, gagging, and I needed to throw up, but just couldn't. After all of that (which took place at an intersection), I couldn't get my pace and breathing back. This happned 13 minutes into the run. Not happy!

It happens though :) On a bright note, I have been able to see noticeable changes this morning in my physique. I've been able to crawl on walls, fly, and can hear really well!

Weigh in.

Also, here is the second weigh-in picture from Seth Tyler's Weight Loss Challenge #4. It's a small loss, but it's a loss. I'm going to be changing my eating habits and workouts up to get some sort of confusion in my body. I think it needs it.


What has been your favorite part of your daily routine lately?

14 comments:

Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story said...

I have been getting up every morning and doing a 20 minute AM Yoga routine. It's been a fantastic start to every day.

Congrats on all of your accomplishments! :)

Tara... said...

I hope that bug was honored to have the opportunity to fly into the mouth of a great athlete.

Missy said...

Goodness gracious man, you are melting away!!! Congrats on continued success with weight loss.

April said...

Congrats on the AG win!! That's fantastic!

Lisa said...

WoooHOOOOO great job on your AG win!

Lisa said...

RACING is an addiction. Sounds like you've figured that out. I started doing short races to prepare me for the epic Hood to Coast Relay race. I'm now completely addicted to running in races. What can I say? I want the shirt and the medal!

As for the bug...try eating bugs on a bike ride. That sucks too. ;)

-J.Darling said...

Way to go dude!

Can you send me your address? I still have your prize pack waiting for you!
My e-mail is Jdarlingmusic@aol.com. Thanks!

Jams said...

Actually getting up in the morning and exercising before work has become something I've really enjoyed this month. I am planning to keep it going after Syl's 30 day challenge.

Sorry about the bug... but hey, at least now you can fly and crawl up walls!

Deb said...

I'm sure you'll fly through your next 5k.

bbubblyb said...

Way to go on coming in first in your age group, that's terrific. Sorry about the bug but I'm sure you'll get it next time.

Jeremy Logsdon said...

Well, except for the bug swallowing incident, that sounds like a pretty good story. :)

And hey, a twenty-six minute 5K still sounds absolutely amazing to me, who is hoping to do one sub-40 in a few months. :)

therightfit said...

The favorite part of my routine lately would be getting up and automatically eating a healthy breakfast - without having that internal debate about whether I should eat waffles or not!!! :)

Anonymous said...

The Big Mac I eat everyday is my favorite part of my routine...

Josie said...

Running.

I never knew I could ever grow to love it as I do.

Congrats on the 5k and your continued progress!!!!